Handling Adversity: Prisoner, Settler, or Pioneer?

Nutrition, Sports Psychology & Fitness Articles

Handling Adversity: Prisoner, Settler, or Pioneer?

By David Benzel
It appears that people come in three flavors when it comes to facing adversity, and these responses explain the varying degrees of success we witness in ourselves and our children. There are Prisoners, Settlers, and Pioneers.

What is Sever’s Disease (Heel Pain) in Gymnasts?

By Joshua Eldridge
Heel pain in gymnasts (and other young athletes) is a real, sometimes mysterious (for parents and providers), and serious problem.

How to Recover Swagger

By David Benzel
Confidence is a fragile commodity for young athletes, and it seems to be especially fragile for young female athletes. Recovering personal swagger requires that an athlete first identify the basis for the swagger that’s now lost.

Mentally Strong Tips for Pre-Meet and Practice

Mental toughness is especially important in sports like gymnastics – where there is time in between routines and rotations for the competitors to think about their actions. Here are some tips to build and maintain a mental edge from Dr. Chris Carr, sport and performance psychologist at St. Vincent Sports Performance.

Want to Become a Better Gymnast? Train Your Core

By Joshua P. Eldridge – GymnastCare.com

Ankle Injury – 0-72 Hours (PDF)

By Gymnast Care
The steps for dealing with an ankle injury in the first 72 hours. For an accompanying video, click here.

Sedentary Behaviors in Youth Predict Inactivity Levels and Risk of Obesity in Later Life

Active kids are more likely to remain lean and healthy during their youth and inactive adolescents are more likely to become adults who do not exercise, according to new results on tracking of physical activity behaviors in children to help predict the physical activity and fitness levels of adults.

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Climbing the Pyramid or Just Hanging on the Plate? What’s the Difference?

Childhood Obesity: A Weighty Issue

Reproduced with permission from Dr. Andrew Weil’s Self Healing newsletter
With record numbers of us tipping the scales in the overweight range, problems previously seen in middle-age or beyond are now occurring in young people: There’s been nearly a tenfold increase in type 2 diabetes among children and teens since the 1980s, once so rare in youngsters the condition was called adult-onset diabetes.